lift ban on PKK


Brusk Aeiveri. Sydney Central Local Court, July 29. Photo: Peter Boyle.

Greens MP Jamie Parker gave this speech at the Sydney rally for World Kobane Day on November 1.

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I'm here in solidarity with the people of Kobane and with all Kurds.

I have spoken about the YPG and YPJ before, but now I also want to speak about the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

In this country there is only one party in the parliament, the Australian Greens, which fully supports the unbanning of the PKK. The PKK is not a terrorist organisation and we have stood against its banning since 2005, when the government first sought to list the PKK as a terrorist organisation.

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